Since still mourning the loss of Picnik, I have at least embraced PicMonkey. It is almost the same as Picnik - easy to use, lots of cool fonts, neat effects and it's free. I do miss Picnik's ability to connect directly to Facebook and Picasa photos, though. That made photo editing sooooo easy.
With that said, PicMonkey is doing the trick lately as evidence by the faux chalkboard art I created above. If you want to make your own faux chalkboard art, download the chalkboard backgrounds here. Then, upload your favorite background into PicMonkey. To make the chalkboard art, I chose fonts that looked semi-chalkboard-ish and then faded them about 25% and blended them using the "difference" option. You can see those features in the PicMonkey screenshot below.
PicMonkey is also easy-to-use for photo-editing, in case you want to embrace it for what is was most likely intended for. Also, if you'd like a free download of the art I created above, click here and enjoy. I think the art would look snazzy framed or on a bulletin board in your classroom. Plus, I love that quote by Sue Monk Kidd. My dreams are definitely lined up in a queue.
Onward, you photo-editing-art-creating-amazing-blog-reader,
PS - Special thanks to Kellie at Nest of Posies for the post that inspired this new pastime.